Electronic visionary Taska Black is bridging his background in classical and bass-driven music to create one of the most spellbinding electronic projects in recent memory. The Antwerp, Belgium, producer recently released his debut EP, MINDS, which saw the rising producer give sonic form to a year marked both a series of successes and personal health problems. Released via bitbird, the lush and introspective debut project is a phenomenal early showing of an artist with a distinctive and genre-bending vision for the world of pop-minded electronic music.
The one-of-a-kind producer is currently on tour with fellow electronic visionary San Holo. So, we caught up with Taska Black on his ongoing tour to see what day-to-day life looks like for one of electronic music’s fastest growing stars.
Photos: Haley Lan
This is my first time on a real tour bus, it took a few days for me to adjust to everything and be able to sleep properly but after the first week it’s been pretty good.
Photo: Troy Gerhardt
Washington DC at Echostage was the biggest show we played on tour this year so far. Crazy energy and a crazy room with amazing production all around; can’t wait to be back in DC.
Practicing some pool before our show in Nashville with Rutger (The Nicholas) and Jock (BAYNK).
Fooling around with one of my managers, Jeff, backstage on a grand piano at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia. It’s one of the first times I’ve touched a real instrument in months so that felt really good.
Enjoying some pre-show sushi backstage with Manuel, San’s light director and Frankie, San’s Ableton technician at Terminal 5 in New York.
Atlanta at Buckhead Theatre was one of the rowdiest shows we played all year. It wasn’t necessarily the biggest venue, but the energy from the crowd was amazing.
Enjoying a day off with San in Toronto at Jeff’s house. We don’t get many days off on tour but as you can see we clearly spent it productively exploring the city.
Snowy portrait in Buffalo. The last few weeks have been crazy cold, can’t wait for the west coast!
It’s always sunny in Philadelphia. Chet Porter recently joined the tour, and it’s been great having him on so far.
Best show of the tour so far? Hands down Terminal 5. Beautiful venue, beautiful crowd. I can’t wait to be able to play here again someday soon!